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the opposite sexnoun [S, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˌɒp.ə.zɪt ˈseks/  us   /ˌɑː.pə.zɪt ˈseks/
someone who is ​male if you are ​female, and ​female if you are ​male: It's not always ​easy to ​meet members of the ​oppositesex.
(Definition of the opposite sex from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the opposite sex”
in Chinese (Simplified) 异性…
in Turkish karşı cins…
in Russian противоположный пол…
in Chinese (Traditional) 異性…
in Polish płeć przeciwna…
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